As part of LACMA’s mission to offer meaningful experiences through art from many cultures and time periods, we have joined forces with peer institutions throughout the world for an evolving and collaborative approach for museums in the 21st century. Through these partnerships, LACMA can share exhibitions, collections, programs, and more with local, regional, and global audiences.
In 2020, LACMA and Snap Inc. broadened their partnership with a new initiative, LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives. A continuation of the institutions’ commitment to innovation, this initiative pairs artists with Snap Lens Creators to create site-specific AR monuments and murals throughout Los Angeles. LACMA and Snap have long collaborated on projects at the intersection of art and new technology, including LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab (2018–present) and the exhibition Christian Marclay: Sound Stories (2019).
In 2021, LACMA announced Local Access, a partnership with four Southern California institutions as part of the Art Bridges Initiative, which expands access to American art across the United States. Over several years, Local Access will bring special exhibitions drawn from LACMA's collection to the Lancaster Museum of Art and History; Riverside Art Museum; Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College; and California State University, Northridge, Art Galleries.
Announced Local Access Exhibitions:
Golden Hour: California Photography from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
What Would You Say?: Activist Graphics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Local Access exhibitions are organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in collaboration with the Lancaster Museum of Art and History; Riverside Art Museum; Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College; and California State University, Northridge, Art Galleries.
Local Access is a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by LACMA as part of the Art Bridges Initiative.
In 2019, the Yuz Museum Shanghai, LACMA, and Qatar Museums announced a historic collaboration to jointly develop and share exhibitions and programs across their institutions. The partnership aims to encourage the exchange of art and ideas among the three institutions, each a leader in the cultural sector. Each museum will bring unique expertise, collections, and audiences, forging a multi-site exhibition program that is truly global in perspective.
Exhibitions On View at Yuz Museum:
In Production: Art and the Studio System
The Abode of Illusions: The Garden of Zhang Daqian
This Is Not a Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection
Exhibitions at the Yuz Museum are organized in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Qatar Museums.
In Production: Art and the Studio System and The Abode of Illusions: The Garden of Zhang Daqian are presented by
In 2018, LACMA and the Autry announced an unprecedented new partnership that allows both museums to expand their programming content through the sharing of collections, joint programs, exhibitions, publications, and more. Via this new model, LACMA and the Autry can now extensively explore the art of the American West, as well as the artistic and cultural connections between the American Southwest, Mexico, and Latin America.
In 2018, LACMA and the Arizona State University launched a partnership of exchange and collaborative research. The first initiative to come of the partnership is a Masters Fellowship in Art History, which aims to accelerate the careers of a new generation of museum professionals by combining academic training and work experience. Collaborations around exhibitions, collection sharing, and other research and training opportunities are expected in the coming years.